Slawomir Dzierzekk

Chief Engineer Passive Suspensions BWI Group

Agenda Day 1

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

5:30 PM A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Reduction In Vehicle Suspensions

Outline a comprehensive approach to weight reduction in vehicle suspensions, in particular referring to suspension dampers, equally insisting on:
  • Usage of lighter materials,
  • Optimizing shapes using traditional materials (through design and manufacturing process),
  • Optimizing material strength,
  • Downsizing suspension dampers wherever physics allows to do it,
  • Maximizing energy dissipation in a damper and reducing peak loads in order to save on the weight of other components, etc.

6:10 PM Panel Discussion: Warranty Reliability – Where Does Responsibility Lie?

  • Overview of the safety environment for OEMs and T1s
  • Key challenges related to components requirements
  • How to validate strength at a component level
  • Importance of test validation specifications
  • What are the key drivers of complexity?
  • Where does the responsibility lie
  • Developing requirements for the new subsystems
  • Correspondence of noise specs at vehicle level to component level requirements

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Slawomir.

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